Are babies born at 33 weeks healthy?

Do babies born at 33 weeks need oxygen?

Most babies born between 31 and 34 weeks gestation need some help with breathing. Some babies need extra oxygen. Others may also need a machine called a ventilator to help with breathing. A baby may need help with a ventilator right after birth or hours later, if he or she develops trouble with breathing.

Can a baby be born at 33 weeks and be healthy?

This means that babies born at 33 weeks are considered to be moderately preterm. Fortunately, modern science has greatly improved the survival rate of babies born at 33 weeks. Babies born at this stage have a 95 percent chance of survival.

Can you give birth naturally at 33 weeks?

Giving birth at 33 weeks can happen for a range of reasons – and yes, you may spontaneously go into vaginal labor. On the other hand, you might have an underlying condition or other medical reason for your labor may be induced early or to have a C-section.

What should a baby weigh at 33 weeks?

Fetal growth chart

Gestational age Length (US) Weight (US)
33 weeks 17.36 inches 4.23 pounds
34 weeks 17.83 inches 4.73 pounds
35 weeks 18.23 inches 5.25 pounds
36 weeks 18.62 inches 5.78 pounds
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Does a baby born at 34 weeks have to stay in the NICU?

Any preemie that’s born earlier than 34 weeks gestation should spend several weeks in the NICU. On average, doctors recommend preemies stay in the NICU until three to four weeks before what their regular due date would have been.

Is 33 weeks too early for baby to drop?

However, it seems most babies do drop roughly two to four weeks before they’re born. So, if your doctor has said they expect you to carry to term (40 weeks), you can probably expect your baby to drop sometime around 36 to 38 weeks. Of course, the drop isn’t so much a quick movement as it is a slow progression.